The Knot Hole ~ Hidden Gem! Creekfront, Dog Friendly, Hot Tub, Peaceful

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Imagine watching wildlife from every room of the house! The Knot Hole is a retreat unto itself, featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The home is nestled against a fern laden hillside and surrounded by a tall privacy fence. Enjoy life among the towering redwoods, just yards away from your own access to the crystal clear waters of East Austin Creek. Glimpse otters as they swim upstream or watch the salmon spawn! This year-round creek is home to a plethora of wildlife, including giant blue heron, egrets, wild turkeys, otters and deer.

The Knot Hole offers a serene, visually rich multi-level environment with abundant windows, glass French doors, 3 separate decks and a hot tub.

Outside, you'll find multiple decks and sitting areas on the property. The lower deck features an outdoor sunken claw foot bathtub. The hot tub sits on its own private deck and is shaded by an umbrella (imagine soaking in the hot tub even in the misty rain). The middle deck features an outdoor dining set with views of the Austin Creek. The rooftop deck offers comfortable outdoor furniture, also with spectacular views of the creek. Besides these sitting areas, The Knot Hole also offers 2 more sitting areas alongside the creek. A swimming hole is located about 100 feet down the road.

Inside this home, Persian rugs complement the 100-year-old knotty pine floors that grace the main living areas. Enjoy your morning coffee at the living room table while you watch hummingbirds flash their iridescent colors. Or enjoy the morning from the privacy of the hot tub while you listen to the waters of East Austin Creek. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen offers granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The comfortable furnishings and ambiance assure a relaxing stay. The master bedroom is equipped with a writing nook, antique wood stove, picture window, down comforters and down pillows. The master bathroom also features mosaics and multiple windows that allow you to view the birds and ferns on the hillside even while showering. The comfortable cozy furnishings, antiques and ambiance assure a relaxing stay. The second bedroom and second mosaic-tiled bathroom are accessible by an exterior entrance.

This piece of paradise is also dog friendly, as it's fully fenced and allows lots of safe areas to relax with your dog. (Please note that the steep hillside behind the house is not fenced, but only the most skilled canine climbers can get out.)

Have kids who want to explore creeks, catch frogs and splash in puddles? You can find it all at The Knot Hole, for your kids or for your inner child.

Close to the ocean, wineries, golf and Guerneville, The Knot Hole provides the perfect base camp to enjoy your vacation. According to previous guests, it's just what the doctor ordered!

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum occupancy at The Knot Hole is 6.
QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.
PARKING: On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 2 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.
Sonoma County TOT #: 2115
Sonoma County Vacation Rental Permit #: ZPE11-0189

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum 21 years old to rent. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs are welcome with no additional charges. Must be disclosed on guest agreement. Other types of animals are not permitted. If you are traveling with more than two dogs, please inquire prior to making your reservation....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

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  • The master bedroom is on the first floor and has a queen bed. The 2nd bedroom is on the 2nd floor, and is accessible via an exterior entrance. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed, and it's own full bathroom. There is a pullout double sofa in the living room that sleeps 2. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

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  • The master bathroom also features mosaics and multiple windows that allow you to view the birds and ferns on the hillside even while showering. The 2nd bathroom is on the 2nd floor and is accessible via the 2nd bedroom. There is also an outdoor shower, along with an outdoor bathtub!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Canoes and Kayaks can be rented locally from King's Sport and Tackle year round, and seasonally from Johnson's Beach and Monte Rio Beach. Water Trek Eco Tours rents boats in Jenner, along with providing guided excursions. Burke's Canoe provides pick up service after a day floating down the river during the summer months. Take advantage of our Guest Passport Program! The Russian River Vacation Homes Guest Passport Program is an ongoing program that gives our guests exclusive discounts directly from local businesses. Every reservation automatically receives one 'passport' to use at participating businesses in the area. We are so excited to be able to connect our guests with some of our favorite wineries, restaurants and activities in the area! We hope all these great discounts will prompt our guests to experience all the great things our area has to offer. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Private location in the Redwood Forest ...moreless

  • Water View:

    East Austin Creek. View from upper decks. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On East Austin Creek, seasonal depending on rainfall. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    The dining area directly adjoins with the kitchen and living area. The indoor dining table seats 6. There is also outdoor dining on the deck for 4 people. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat and wood burning stove in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet is included. The password and network information are posted inside the home....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding is provided, including sheets and pillow cases, one set per advertised bed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The Living Room has a pullout sofa that sleeps 2 people....moreless

  • Parking:

    For 2 cars ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline, unlimited calls.The number where friends and family can reach you will be included with your rental contract. Cell phone service can be hit and miss in our area, depending on your provider. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide 6 sets of towels. Each set consists of one bath towel, one hand towel and one washcloth. Please bring hot tub and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent is provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    The home has a wood burning stove in the master bedroom. Please bring along your own firewood and kindling. Firewood and kindling is also available locally for purchase....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard Coffee Maker. Please bring your own filters....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and eating utensils for at least 6 people are included....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher detergent is provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen adjoins with the living area, and is fully equipped for all your meal preparation needs. You bring the groceries! We supply everything else. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    The supplies include salt, pepper and a basic spice rack. There may be condiments and other pantry items available, but we do not monitor their availability and consumption. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double Door Stainless Steel Fridge with Freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burners...moreless

  • Toaster


Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event

Oct 20 - Nov 20, 2016
2 night min stay

Extra Nights: $235

Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2016
4 night min stay

Extra Nights: $265

Nov 27 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay

Extra Nights: $235

Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2016
3 night min stay

Extra Nights: $265

Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay

Extra Nights: $292

Jan 2 - Feb 16, 2017
2 night min stay

Extra Nights: $235

Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2017
2 night min stay

Extra Nights: $265

Feb 20 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay

Extra Nights: $235

May 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay

Extra Nights: $265

May 26 - May 28, 2017
2 night min stay

Extra Nights: $292

May 29 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Extra Nights: $265

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.

Additional information about rental rates:

Additional Fees -Cleaning/Linens Fee -11% Taxes on Rent and Cleaning (9% Transient Occupancy Tax and 2% Business Area Improvement Fee) -Damage Protection, see below -Optional Travel Insurance DAMAGE PROTECTION: Guests choose between a $49 Vacation Rental Damage Protection Fee and a $1000 Refundable Security Deposit. A $30 Processing Fee is added to reservations with the Security Deposit option. The Vacation Rental Damage Protection is strongly recommended and is the option most guests choose. It covers up to $3000 of accidental damage and can be used for many common 'damages,' such as an excessively dirty hot tub or pet-related damage. CHOOSING OPTIONAL FEES: If you book through VRBO/HomeAway, both Damage Protection options and the Optional Travel Insurance show in the rates. State your preference in the comments section of the reservation and we will adjust the rates before processing payment. If no preference is stated, we will contact you prior to processing payment.
When a reservation is received, we process payment and send an email confirmation within 24 hours or less. Confirmed reservations are final. NIGHT MINIMUMS: -Two night minimum October to Memorial Day Weekend (holidays have a higher night minimum) -Three night minimum Memorial Day Weekend through late June, and September -Four night minimum end of June through August, expect week minimum over the July 4th Holiday and the first week of August. -Major holidays including Thanksgiving, Winter Break and President's Day may have a longer night minimum. -All specials exclude holidays and must be mentioned at the time of reservation. Read our Reservation Info for more information on our policies, including night minimums and rates.
NOTE: We use an automated system that integrates the VRBO/HomeAway booking engine with our own reservation software. This is generally a good thing; calendars and rates are more accurate than they ever have been and are becoming more reliable every day. However, this is new technology, and has occasionally malfunctioned. If your reservation seems to go through for less than the stated night minimums, or if the rental rates or availability seem too good to be true, be aware that the system may be experiencing an integration issue and your reservation may not be accepted. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to give us a call. TOT # 2115 Permit # ZPE11-0189
Damage deposit: $49.00

Fees and Taxes:

  • Cleaning $100

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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98.4 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Blue Heron
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northwood Golf Course
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 116.
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cape Fear
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pacific Ocean, Goat Rock Beach

Car: Necessary

The Knot Hole is a great place to get away from the city and relax among the beautiful redwoods. Enjoy the peace and quiet!

The scenic Sonoma Coast and the town of Jenner is less than 15 minutes away. Hiking and wildlife viewing abound!

Nearby Duncan's Mills has a great little shopping area, complete with antique stores, art galleries, a general store, and other great boutiques.


Manager info

Russian River Vacation Homes

About: We are Russian River Vacation Homes, a part of D&G Equity Management, Inc., a family owned and locally owned/operated property management company. Our Story: In 1980, D&G founders and owners Michael and Patty saw a need in the area for habitable, affordable housing. At that time, many of the little cabins along the Russian River, originally built as summer cabins, were unsuitable for year-round occupancy. D&G assisted property owners with fixing up and renting their cabins. As the largest property management company in western Sonoma County, D&G Equity Management continues to be a staple in the Russian River community. Russian River Vacation Homes is an off-shoot of D&G. One fine day in 1985, Michael's client, Bob, asked "Hey Mike, can you rent my cabin out just for the week or weekend instead of by the month?" Michael said "Sure!" and Russian River Vacation Homes was born. As renting vacation rentals became more popular, Russian River Vacation Homes grew into a full-time business with its own office. Today, Russian River Vacation Homes professionally manages over 60 high-quality vacation rentals. We strive to make each and every stay the best one ever. If you have any questions or concerns about reserving or staying with us, please don't hesitate to contact us! We are here to help.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Why we love the Knot Hole! - The Knot Hole is the perfect escape from the rigors of everyday life. The real world melts away while you get to enjoy a little peace and quiet alongside Austin Creek. Bring your dog, bring your family! The Knot Hole is an amazing getaway among the redwoods!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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